Pierre Poussin’s artistic approach joins abstract concepts with practical functionality. Pierre believes public art should be tailor-made for the public space it inhabits, and just as importantly, for the community that the art work serves. Playing with juxtapositions such as nature vs. industrial, history vs. future, and dynamic vs. static, he creates pieces that coax nature back into urban landscapes, and that helps to animate the public space it lives on.
Pierre is an expert in materials, industrial technologies, manufacturing techniques and industrial processes. He specializes in developing large-scale, user-friendly art pieces for municipal and corporate clients as well as architects and urban developers. His goal is to develop pieces which embrace function and encourage interaction and curiosity, with past themes including: movement, nature, history, community, identity and technology.
Pierre Poussin is Toronto-based Designer, specializing in large-scale public art installations that draws from the natural world, as well as urban communities and their diverse histories. Most recently, Pierre has created an abstract and commemorative sculpture, Esprit, for the new Alex Decoteau Park and for the City of Edmonton, an intricate feature wall, Exported Floras, for the Florian Tower, located in Yorkville, Toronto. He is also designing Cascades, a series of sculptural seating for the upcoming Bayview Station, for the City of Ottawa, and Brick Obelisk, a backlit Corten-steel piece, that will serve as an archive of Toronto's Carlaw and Dundas neighbourhood, featuring detailed maps of various stages of community's history.
Over the last decade, Pierre has worked with a diverse range of clients including: The 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games, The City of Ottawa, The City of Toronto, The City of Vancouver, The City of Edmonton, Sheridan College, Princeton University, McMaster University, Nienkämper Furniture, Concord Adex Developments for Toronto’s Panorama, Quartz & Lumen Condominium Complexes, Diamante Development Corporation's Florian Tower, Pinnacle International Developments' Uptown Mississauga Complex, the Walt Disney Corporation, XM Radio for Toyota/Lexus Canada, GreyEagle Casino, Toronto’s Royal Canadian Yacht Club and the Peace Bridge Authority of Fort Erie and Buffalo New York. Pierre studied biochemistry at the University of Ottawa, and graduated from the Furniture Design program at Sheridan College.